To be autonomous is to be a law to oneself; to be ones own person; to not allow anyone to impose their views, their beliefs onto you, or in front of your own beliefs and views.
no one-sided friendships/relationships in 2014 y’all. if they ain’t tryna be an active participant in your life, fuck em.
World’s Oldest Living Person Credits Health to Sushi and Sleep
Born on March 5, 1898, to kimono-makers in Osaka, Japan, 116-year-old Misao Okawa thanks a good night’s sleep and lots of sushi for her health, she told The Telegraph “Eat and sleep and you will live a long time,” she told the newspaper. “You have to learn to relax.”
I hope you know that I am not defined by the hands that touched me. That my worth is not measured by the number bodies I have slept beside.
I am defined by the scar on my forehead, from when a surfboard cut me open and I laughed it off. I am defined by how I break for the old and homeless, and how I’m trying so so hard to be kind. I am defined by the poems I write for people, how these strangers find it weird that a girl they barely met for a week is giving a piece of herself for them to take back home. I am defined by the number of times I’ve sat alone all day in a coffeeshop, dreaming up stories about the crowds that pass me by, hoping, maybe, someone will notice me as much as I notice them, and be brave enough to say hi.
So instead of assuming the worst of me, get the nerve to ask and talk to me instead.
I am defined by how I want to define myself. Not by you, not by him, not by anyone else.